Brown Bag Seminar

The Brown Bag Seminar provides an internal forum for our PhD students, postdocs and faculty to present early-stage working papers or research ideas. The seminar is held on Wednesday from 1:45 pm to 3.15 pm in the Seminar Hall O 048 (unless otherwise stated).


Program for the current term


Please mark your calendars for the following seminar dates:

February 12

Jan Riepe (University of Tübingen): „Does Greater Transparency Discipline the Loan Loss Provisioning of Privately Held Banks“

April 29

Amaraa Daniel Zogbayar (with Amadeus Bach):  „The Economics and Origins of Rumors: Evidence from Disclosure and Insider Trading Regulation“

May 6

Chris Karlsson: „A survey based approach to identify Earnings Management”

May 20

Jan Kock: „Taxation and Legal Form Choice - Evidence from the German Business Tax“


September 30

Luisa Unda: „Does better governance improve the quality of non-GAAP earnings disclosures?“

Xiaochi Ge (Cass Business School, University of London): „Does more competition improve the incumbent’s audit quality: evidence from the emergence of second-tier audit firms in China“

October 7

Hala Jada: „Determinants of KAMs disclosures“

Theresa Bührle: „Do tax loss restrictions distort venture capital funding of start-ups?“

October 14

Daniel Klein/Christopher Ludwig/Katharina Nicolay: „Internal Digitalization and Tax-efficient Decision Making“

Philipp Mütsch: „The Impact of Online School Ratings on Student Performance and Selection“

October 21

Felix Vetter: „Employer Responses to Pay History Inquiry Bans“

November 4

Thomas Simon: „Cost Rigidity and Firms’ Reactions to a Crisis“

November 11

Daniel Zogbayar: „The Effect of Insider Trading Restrictions on Firms' Compliance with Mandatory Disclosure Requirements“

November 18

Reeyarn Li: „Tax language and IRS Attention”

Benjamin Tödtmann: „When do Strategic Benefits Outweigh Proprietary Costs of Voluntary Disclosure? The Case of U.S. Tariff Rate Increases.“

December 2

Gunther Glenk: „Cost Competitiveness of Alternative Power Generation Technologies“

Sebastian Schwenen: „The Impact of Carbon Disclosure Mandates on Emissions and Financial Operating Performance*”

December 9

Sebastian Kronenberger: „Audit Committee Independence and Auditor-Manager Disputes”

December 16

Nicolas M. Wölfing: „The impact of forward contracts on collusion in supply functions”

December 23




Due to the current University lock-down responding to the COVID-19 virus, all scheduled presentations have been postponed to after the Eastern Break. In case the University will not be able to re-open after April 30th, the Brown Bag Seminar will be hosted online via Zoom.

Past Brown Bag Seminars